Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Latinx Interventions

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When and Where
When:Friday, 18 October 2019
Time5PM - 8PM
Where:Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Rooms 743 and 745 (7th floor)
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York, 10012
training new editors

Wikipedia edit-a-thons have emerged as a powerful tool for communities that are underserved by the lack of diversity among Wikipedia content editors—the Latinx community being no exception. This “Latinx intervention”—a collaboration between NYU Libraries and the Latinx Project at NYU, with support from Wikimedia NYC—will train you to create and edit Wikipedia entries. Laptops will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own, as well an idea for a non-existent or underdeveloped Wikipedia entry. Refreshments will be served. All experience levels welcome!

To come prepared, you can create an account ahead of time here: Create a Wikipedia Editor Account. (Pseudonyms are encouraged, as is an email for password recovery.) Volunteers will also be available onsite and happy to help you create an account.

Children are welcome. Snacks and activities will be available, but no formal supervision will be provided.

For more information on the Latinx Project at NYU, visit:

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct.


Have you heard? There's an Edit-a-thon about Latinx-American skateboarders happening October 8! Check it out here: Fordham/Latinx Heritage


Attendees are welcome to drop by at any time, although a few programs are scheduled at specific times:

5:00 - 5:30 pm -- Check in, get settled, eat some snacks!
5:30 - 6:00 pm -- Introduction to Editing Wikipedia (session 1, in room 745)
6:30 - 7:00 pm -- Introduction to Editing Wikipedia (session 2, in room 745)
7:45 - 8:00 pm -- Event wrap-up

Articles to Create/EditEdit

For additional ideas, check out the Fordham Latinx Heritage list

Articles to EditEdit


NYU FacultyEdit

Public Figures/GroupsEdit

Visual artEdit



Articles to CreateEdit


NYU FacultyEdit

Public Figures/GroupsEdit

Visual artEdit

Research ResourcesEdit

A selection of print books will be available on site at the event

Consider Open Access Week and the 2019 theme, "open for whom?" At this event reflect on when sources are and are not available, who can access them, and which sorts of sources are likely to be open.


Research GuidesEdit

Reference works & databases onlineEdit

Books onlineEdit

These are a small selection; check out the NYU Guide to Ebooks for more ideas!

Wikipedia Resources & TutorialsEdit


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